Monday, April 10, 2017

audition notice - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Paradise Valley Community College

AUDITIONS FOR: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Directed by Andrea Robertson

Casting Protocol: Call 602-787-6595 to sign up for a 5 minute audition time slot.

Headshot and Resume: Preferred but not required

Prepare: 16 bars of a ballad or up-tempo music piece—bring sheet music (accompanist will be provided). No accompaniment tracks! Callbacks will include dancing, selected songs and some cold reading.

When: May 4 & 5, 2017; 6:00pm-9:00pm

Callbacks: May 6, 2017; 9:30am– 2:00pm

(Will include dancing, selected songs and some cold reading)

Where: Studio Theatre—Building M East
18401 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Contact: 602.787.6595

Rehearsals Begin: May 15, 2017

(Monday– Thursday evenings from 6-10:00pm, Fridays 3:30-7:00p & possible couple of Saturday rehearsals)

Performance Dates: June 16, 17, 23, 24 at 7:30pm and 18 & 25 at 2:00pm

Play Synopsis: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime, overseen by grownups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.

Roles available: Ms. Peretti – In charge of the spelling bee; Vice Principal Douglas Panch;
Mitch Mahoney – Official Comfort Counselor; Olive Ostroovsky – New spelling be contestant;
William Barfee – Previous year’s finalist; Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre – youngest and
most politically aware contestant; Marcy Park – All around perfect girl; Leaf Coneybear – Home-
schooler and second runner up; Charlito “Chip” Tolentino – Boy scout and winner of last year’s spelling bee; Several smaller roles will be cast.

Additional Info: All performers cast in the production are required to register for the THP 201AA Theatre Production Class (1 credit).

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